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Wheatbelt Touring Circuit 2016/17 call for acts

14 Apr

WAM is excited to announce the return of the successful Wheatbelt Touring Circuit, and is now seeking acts for its 2016/17 series. A regional touring initiative that helps champion both metro and Wheatbelt acts, the event will see a number of bands/duos and solo acts heading to licensed and community venues across the Wheatbelt region, including multiple tours showcasing at iconic venues like The Quindanning Inne, a long time supporter of contemporary music in the region. WAM is currently filling several weekend tour runs happening from mid-July 2016 to mid-June 2017, and we’re looking for both Wheatbelt and WA acts to apply!

These are paid opportunities, with preference given to the most suitable acts* and also those that are WAM Members. These tours also come packaged with a tour van, accommodation and tour manager, taking performances into venues that are often unable to host live music themselves. All you need to do is get to and from each gig safely and entertain the punters.

The Wheatbelt Touring Circuit assists acts in gaining vital new connections with the Wheatbelt music networks and audiences, and is geared towards establishing viable regional tour circuits and creating long-lasting community impacts. The touring circuit combines performances at multiple community recreation and leisure complexes, clubs and traditional pub venues throughout the region. The program was a hit last year, with record attendances totaling over 4,300 new fans across the tours, and regular media coverage from the likes of ABC Midwest & Wheatbelt, ABC 720 Perth, The West Australian, The Music, local community newspapers, CRC-produced magazines and more. We’re also excited to soon reveal some fine enhancements to the program, making this series bigger and better than ever, for everyone involved!

Applications for acts to tour close Monday 16 May.

 

To apply click  here.

*Please note, acts will be selected according to WAM’s Act Selection Criteria

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